Pick your poison Federer fans

Which poison you gonna drink?

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Lebsta

Rookie
Federer fans should be desperate for Rafa victory. Why?

If Rafa wins the GOAT argument can still be debated as other arguments can still be used for Feds case.

If Novak wins he have the double grand slam along with all the other records, so he’ll Genuinely have a case for GOAT even before he ties Roger. He’ll literally steam roll the tour if Rafa can’t beat him on clay.

Both will likely pass Roger anyway but at least Rafa came up and overcame Roger in his prime years so there’s more admiration there.

Plus Rafa is more susceptible to injury unlike Novak who since 2011 has been a virtual cyborg on tour. He is the real threat not Rafa
 
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fedfan08

Professional
I’m not rooting for either. I couldn’t give a crap less. I haven’t watched one minutes of the French Open. The competition right now a complete joke I wouldn’t be surprised if Nadal or Djokovic end up with 30 slams before they retire. Honestly why even have tournaments? Just have Nadal and Djokovic play each other in the finals and be done with it.
 

Yugram

Legend
I’m not rooting for either. I couldn’t give a crap less. I haven’t watched one minutes of the French Open. The competition right now a complete joke I wouldn’t be surprised if Nadal or Djokovic end up with 30 slams before they retire. Honestly why even have tournaments? Just have Nadal and Djokovic play each other in the finals and be done with it.
Oh yes... feels good.
 

PilotPete

Professional
How about a double DQ? Djokovic slaps a ball hard at the line judge, bounces off her and goes to Nadal who smacks the ball into the ump. :). Anything's possible :p
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
Obviously Nadal. Nadal is older and his chances of winning other slams is going down by the minute. Nole is younger and can win anywhere, but if he doesnt win Sunday then it will be hard to get to 21.
Agreed, and also because Federer will always be tied to Nadal, so even if Nadal finishes with the most slams, everyone will always talk about those two guys being great rivals with mutual respect and perfectly contrasting styles, like Borg and McEnore. If Djoker comes out ahead the big story will forever be how he overcame them.
 
I’ve always respected Joker & Rafa but I’d rather see Rafa get 20. I find his game more interesting than Djokovic’s.

Either way I don’t really care if either pass Fed. For me it’s like LeBron or another player wining more championships than Jordan. Good for them. But Michael Jordan is still Michael Jordan.
 

Lebsta

Rookie
I rather see Nadal pass Federer, he the only one I can accept. Been 2nd Fiddle for so many years, been the guy behind chasing Federer.

Would be fitting.

Nadal doesn't rip tshirts, smash racquets, scare ballkids with roars, and insult the crowd. Full of Class unlike the guy who will never win a Sportsman Award.
Exactly for the years chasing a peak Fed, missing out on many slams through injury, having to battle Djokovic for nearly ten years and still remaining at the top of the game.

Rafa deserves his time to tie and later surpass Fed
 

Federev

Hall of Fame
The Federer fans are terrified of either Nadal or Djokovic equalling their heroes' slam record but the immediate danger is Nadal, so they'll almost all be supporting Djokovic.
I am TERRIFIED!!!!!!

My God, my wife, my children, my community, my very life ... they all pale in significance to this sports event with the balls and the sticks...in France... between people who don’t know or care about me and are all millionaires by the hundreds and who will never know want on this earth no matter how many trophies they don’t get.

I AM TERRIFIED!!!!!!!
 

clout

Hall of Fame
Definitely Nadal. A Djoker win would be a devastating blow to Fedal in the GOAT race as he'd pretty much have the "perfect" tennis career in terms of achievements and who he beat to get them.

Hell Fed could very well get demoted to 3rd with a Nole win as it's likely that Rafa eventually reaches 20 or 21.
 

dellealpi10

Rookie
I think Fed fan will support Djokovic. If Djokovic reach 18 GS, it doesn’t guarantee that he will overcome Federer for sure. He will take at least 1 more year to have the chance to reach 20 and Federer is still the leader at present moment. Tsitsipas, Thiem.... are becoming better and better and they can prevent Djokovic to surpass Federer in the future.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
The Federer fans are terrified of either Nadal or Djokovic equalling their heroes' slam record but the immediate danger is Nadal, so they'll almost all be supporting Djokovic.
Nope. I'm rooting for Nadal.
Slam record will be eclipsed. That's a reality. But prefer Nadal to do it
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I think I'll go with Rafa, the actual outcome is very much up in the, the final is a lot more open this time around IMO, I favor Rafa just slightly....
 

D.Nalby12

Legend
Either way it's a lose - lose situation. But Djokovic is the one who I'd prefer to overtake Federer - certainly not Nadal. Reason is he was always true successor to Federer - be it versatility, consistency or dominance. Nadal on the other hand nowhere close to other two on these three parameters. His numbers are lopsided that makes him single surface GOAT that's all. I really hope he doesn't get Slam record by winning one Slam 14 time or so. Djokovic or Federer deserve it more. They are better tennis players nobody can argue against this.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
I am TERRIFIED!!!!!!

My God, my wife, my children, my community, my very life ... they all pale in significance to this sports event with the balls and the sticks...in France... between people who don’t know or care about me and are all millionaires by the hundreds and who will never know want on this earth no matter how many trophies they don’t get.

I AM TERRIFIED!!!!!!!
Methinks you doth protest too much...
 

Neurosis

New User
Not going to vote. I gave up on the idea that Rog was objectively the greatest ever, long ago. We just have to accept it. I made peace with it. Federer will always be the one for me, just because of his play style.
 

The_Mental_Giant

Hall of Fame
Agreed, and also because Federer will always be tied to Nadal, so even if Nadal finishes with the most slams, everyone will always talk about those two guys being great rivals with mutual respect and perfectly contrasting styles, like Borg and McEnore. If Djoker comes out ahead the big story will forever be how he overcame them.
This, even though Nole is closer to Rafa in Age, It seems like Rafa and Fed are more of the same Generation..

First slam Rafa played, he lost in R3 to srichapan, and coincidentally the first slam win of Federer
by the time Nadal won his first Slam, Federer had only 4 GS on his slam tally so they were 4-1 at some point.
On the other Hand when Novak won his first slam, Roger had already 12 slams.

and Djokovic won 90+% of his titles and 93% of his GS 2011 plus... When Federer had already 16 and Nadal had 9 Slams (golden Slam included) and Career Grand Slam for Both with 20+ master titles, Djokovic had only 1 slam and like 4 master titles...
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
This, even though Nole is closer to Rafa in Age, It seems like Rafa and Fed are more of the same Generation..

First slam Rafa played, he lost in R3 to srichapan, and coincidentally the first slam win of Federer
by the time Nadal won his first Slam, Federer had only 4 GS on his slam tally so they were 4-1 at some point.
On the other Hand when Novak won his first slam, Roger had already 12 slams.

and Djokovic won 90+% of his titles and 93% of his GS 2011 plus... When Federer had already 16 and Nadal had 9 Slams (golden Slam included) and Career Grand Slam for Both with 20+ master titles, Djokovic had only 1 slam and like 4 master titles...
All that said, I'm still rooting for Djoko. Always preferred his game and personality to Rafa's and the early scars from Rafa somehow "hurts more" than even the horrendous 40-15. Maybe because Roger could actually hold Djokovic off fairly well until the age factor turned decisively to Djoko's advantage, whereas he was always playing catch up with Rafa. And because I've always enjoyed their match-up a lot more, I think Federer once called it a "straight shoot out".
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
All that said, I'm still rooting for Djoko. Always preferred his game and personality to Rafa's and the early scars from Rafa somehow "hurts more" than even the horrendous 40-15. Maybe because Roger could actually hold Djokovic off fairly well until the age factor turned decisively to Djoko's advantage, whereas he was always playing catch up with Rafa. And because I've always enjoyed their match-up a lot more, I think Federer once called it a "straight shoot out".
Not that it should matter much to serious fans of the sport, and it doesn’t really matter to me, but Djoker as the goat wouldn’t be very good for the game. I spotted a single Novak hat at last year’s Cincy tournament and pointed it out to my wife.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Not that it should matter much to serious fans of the sport, and it doesn’t really matter to me, but Djoker as the goat wouldn’t be very good for the game. I spotted a single Novak hat at last year’s Cincy tournament and pointed it out to my wife.
haha, point taken. He's had the disadvantage of getting to the top, when almost all fans had picked either Fed or Rafa.
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
haha, point taken. He's had the disadvantage of getting to the top, when almost all fans had picked either Fed or Rafa.
You would think that more tennis loving kids, who are usually front runners, would pick the most dominant guy as their favorite. He’s been the most dominant for the last ten years, but still the kids go for the other two. And most kids aren’t even aware of the little dramas and personality quirks.
 

Devtennis01

Hall of Fame
20-20.
2 DCGS and the increased chances of him getting the overall record.
Djokovic with 21 and 2 x CGS and No.1 record is GOAT. Then there's all the BS records like Big titles, ATP 1000s, WTFs.
 
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